This large, authentic Queen Anne house with medieval origins is home to an enthusiastic extended family and a haunting of ghosts. ‘Butcher’ Cumberland visited and Sir John Soane made improvements; survived years as a boys’ school. 

The owner suggests you should arrive early to get the most from your trip by visiting the extensive furniture showrooms in the oldest parts of the house before the tour or by visiting the Tearooms where they offer delicious homemade food (make sure you book on 01986 483267 to be sure you can get in!), which is where visitors are served a full afternoon tea at the end of the tour.